New Mexico House Democrats

Rep. Debbie Armstrong’s Bill to Improve Access to Contraception Advances First Committee

Santa Fe – Today, a bill sponsored by Rep. Debbie Armstrong (D-Albuquerque) that would improve access to contraception passed the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee.

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Bill to Raise Minimum Wage and Improve New Mexicans’ Quality of Life Passes First Committee

Bill sponsored by Rep. Miguel Garcia and Rep. Joanne Ferrary advances

Santa Fe – Today, a bill to increase the minimum wage passed the House Labor, Veterans,’ and Military Affairs Committee. House Bill 31, sponsored by Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Las Cruces), would increase the minimum wage in phases, remove the minimum wage exception for tipped workers, and provide an annual cost-of-living increase indexed to inflation beginning in 2022.

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Majority of Rocket Docket Bills Pass in House Judiciary Committee, Move on to House Floor for Debate

Santa Fe, NM – Today, 17 House bills included on the “Rocket Docket” passed the House Judiciary Committee. House Democrats are committed to moving these bipartisan bills forward for the people of New Mexico because they will improve the lives of our families and communities.

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House Leadership Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque) released the following statement for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  

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House Appropriations and Finance Committee Hears Findings from the Yazzie/Martinez vs New Mexico Case

Santa Fe - Today, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee met to hear and discuss public school support and findings from the Yazzie/Martinez vs New Mexico case.

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BREAKING: Speaker Egolf and House Democrats Announce House “Rocket Docket” Bills

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) and House Democrats announced the House bills that will be on the “rocket docket” for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. House Democrats are eager to expedite these bipartisan bills to create economic progress for New Mexicans and keep the legislature moving forward in this historic legislative session. 

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Rep. Joseph Sanchez Sponsors Bill to Help Families of Missing Persons

Named the “Mark Daniel Aguilar Information Sharing Requirement”

Santa Fe – Today, Rep. Joseph Sanchez (D-Alcalde) introduced House Bill 16 in the House of Representatives. House Bill 16 would require the state’s Department of Public Safety to share pertinent missing persons information with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, created by the United States Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.

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Joint Session for the State of the Judiciary is Held on the House Floor

Chief Justice Nakamura addresses the House and Senate

Santa Fe – Today, the joint session for the State of the Judiciary was held on the House Floor. Chief Justice Judith Nakamura spoke before members of both the House and Senate. Chief Justice Nakamura addressed the state of the courts, detailing current issues and potential solutions. She also recognized the hardworking public servants across the state who dedicate themselves to service the courts and the people of New Mexico.

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House Democrats Celebrate Asian American Day, Recognize Asian American Contributions to New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Democrats recognized the contributions of Asian Americans to New Mexico’s vibrant and diverse culture. Rep. Abbas Akhil (D-Albuquerque) introduced House Memorial 8 to designate today as Asian American Day.    

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Speaker Egolf Announces Remainder of Committees and Chair Appointments

Santa Fe – Today, Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) announced the remainder of Committees and Chair appointments. These are a total of seventeen standing and procedural committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives. The committees are as follows:

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